|ZHENG, YI - Boyce Thompson Institute|
|SUN, SHU-E - Hunan Academy Of Agricultural Sciences|
|ZHANG, DEYONG - Hunan Academy Of Agricultural Sciences|
|LIU, YONG - Hunan Academy Of Agricultural Sciences|
|FEI, ZHANGJUN - Boyce Thompson Institute|
Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Research Notes
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/11/2015
Publication Date: 10/22/2015
Citation: Padmanabhan, C., Zheng, Y., Li, R., Sun, S., Zhang, D., Liu, Y., Fei, Z., Ling, K. 2015. Complete genome sequence of southern tomato virus identified from China using next generation sequencing. Genome Announcements. 3(5):e01226-15.
Interpretive Summary: Tomato is one of the most important vegetable crops around the world, which China and the U.S. are among the top leading tomato producing countries. One of the limiting factors in the tomato productions is viral diseases, particularly on those new or emerging viruses. In this study, using next generation sequencing technology, southern tomato virus (STV), an emerging virus first identified in the U.S. only a few years ago and reported also in France and Spain, was identified for the first time in China. This geographical expansion in its global distribution has warranted further investigations into factors influencing virus epidemiology and in developing disease management strategies.
Technical Abstract: Complete genome sequence of a double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) virus, southern tomato virus (STV), on tomatoes in China, was elucidated using small RNAs deep sequencing. The identified STV_CN12 shares 99% sequence identity to other isolates from Mexico, France, Spain, and U.S. This is the first report of STV infecting tomatoes in China.